Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The iPhone 5 Effect

Here we are again. The 2012 edition of Apple Inc's, iPhone debut, is upon us. This all started on June 29, 2007 - the day the world as we knew it, changed. The 3G iPhones, with an AT&T contract, were first sold on that day. Ever since, all of our lives have been touched by….

The iPhone Effect

Apple's touchscreen iPhone will be remembered as a turning point in the ongoing technology revolution. In 2007, the Finnish communications giant, Nokia's stock was trading at U.S. $40.00 a share. Today the stock is trading below U.S. $3.00. Since 2007,Research in Motion -the Canadian telecommunication behemoth, best known for it's Blackberry mobile phone- has lost over $70 billion in market share. Meanwhile Apple has become the most valuable public company in history. Chalk it up to…

The iPhone effect

Wireless carriers At&T, Verizon and others have seen their revenue soar. 2nd quarter revenue for the industry has grown from $5.2 billion in 2007 to over $17 billion in 2012. A very interesting part of the revenue growth is the "upgrade" revenue, yearly iPhone releases spur. Take a look at this chart:

Yes, Google's Android operating system is the world's largest smartphone platform. Let's face it, none of the many Android powered mobile phones have the caché (not to be confused with cache) of the iPhone. A further example of the iPhone influence, is Google's response to Apple's not installing the YouTube application on it's next iPhone. What to do? Google not wanting to miss out, released a new YouTube application in Apple's App Store.  Call it the beginning of…

The iPhone 5 effect

So, the question is -how will the iPhone 5 impact you and me? Will we be upgrading from our current iPhones or Android powered mobile phones to the highly anticipated, new and upgraded iPhone 5? If we're going to be honest, we're all at least thinking about it. Yep…

The iPhone 5 effect

Stay tuned...

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